What is sealant injection? Which type do you choose?
what is grout
Grout is a substance that is used to seal the traces of tiles or windows along the edges to look more beautiful and to hold the tiles / windows more firmly. Moreover, there are many types of grout, each of which has different suitability depending on the surface condition and the environment of the point where we are going to inject, for example, when using to inject the exterior window sill joint, it needs to use medicine. A type of line that is resistant to wind and rain.
How many types of grout are there?
There are 4 types of grout used in our homes, each of which has different grades and quality classified by grout texture.
- Acrylic Sealant - Acrylic sealant is the most commonly used grout due to its low cost, easy availability, low flexibility. Once dry it can be painted over. It is suitable for sealing internal joints due to its low resistance to sunlight. If it is exposed to the sun a lot, it will reduce its service life and be easily chipped off.
- Silicone Sealant - Silicone sealant is a sealant suitable for both interior and exterior use. high flexibility Able to withstand heat and UV radiation from sunlight. Once dry, it cannot be painted over. The silicone grout can be divided into 2 types which are
2.1 Acidic Silicone Sealant - This type of silicone sealant will smell like vinegar when injected, but the smell will disappear after drying for a while. This type of silicone will dry quickly with good adhesion. It is not suitable for joining marble or metal joints as the acid will corrode those surfaces.
2.2 Non-Acidic Silicone Sealant - This type of silicone sealant dries slower than the acid type and has less adhesion, but it is odorless, more flexible and non-corrosive. marble and metal floor
- Polyurethane Sealant - This type of grout is commonly used for repairing and filling cracks in walls or cement joints, doors, windows. It has a pungent odor with maximum flexibility. Resistant to heat and UV rays, when dry can be painted over. Suitable for external use because it has a pungent odor that lasts quite a long time and contains many types of laxative substances that should not be inhaled.
- Modified Silicone Sealant - This sealant is a new type of sealant that combines the advantages of all types. such as high elasticity as polyurethane Resistant to heat and sunlight well. Can be painted over immediately without having to wait for complete drying. It can be used on all surfaces without acid corrosion to the surface, but due to the complete features, the price of this type of grout is also high.
-Now we have a special promotion, every 5,000 baht of purchasing products from Rakhang Thong Group, get 1 acrylic tube for free.
Or if you buy 10,000 baht, you will receive 1 free acrylic tube and 1 silicone acid tube each.
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